|Poster:||Monte B Cowboy||Date:||Sep 27, 2012 9:09am|
|Forum:||GratefulDead||Subject:||Re: Morning Dew > RFK Stadium Washington D.C.|
Earlier this year, Matt Smith did an excellent job transferring these tapes for me. I was actually blown away by the difference between my semi-professional older transfers and Matt's new transfers that were done properly. Now I can very clearly hear every chord Bobby played, and every lyric sung by the band. And Phil's bass sounds even more incredible. In a word, everything is "clear". The difference is Night and Day.
There was an auxiliary PA system setup there, about 25 yards behind the SBD. The Dead's Alembic-based PA system, and their sound crew's outstanding setup at RFK Stadium for this show, was the best fob sound I ever heard in my life. My mediocre mic and cassette tape recorder captured this. I have always said this was the "best sound" I ever heard.
composite image of my taping equipment used for June 10, 1973
"Set within an outdoor Stadium, this close-up infield FOB spatially captures sound from the two Aux PA towers on the infield, behind the taper. This sound delay adds a touch of ear candy as it rolls around the stadium."
http://archive.org/details/gd1973-06-10.121030.barry.smith.AUD-fob.flac16 - 16-bit / 44.1 kHz sampling
http://archive.org/details/gd1973-06-10.121031.barry.smith.AUD-fob.flac2496 - 24-bit / 96 kHz sampling
Here's another show with a fine Dew opener, w/ help from Matt Smith and others: